Sat, March 14, 2020, 7:30 pm
by Lanford Wilson
Directed by Arte Whyte
Saturdays, 7:30pm: March 7, 14, 21
Sundays, 2pm: March 8,15, 22
Talley’s Folly is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.
This one-act, two-character play was winner of both the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Drama Critics Circle Award in 1980. A romantic drama which takes place in a broken down boathouse in Lebanon, Missouri in 1944, this is an unlikely meeting between two people–a pretty, but as yet unmarried Protestant lady and a persuasive and charming 40-ish Jewish accountant from St. Louis who is determined to woo and win her. The two characters reveal secrets which reflect their changing world and their unconventional attraction to one another. This play has been described by The New York Times as a “’valentine to a classic romantic ideal: two lost souls finding in each other a respite for loneliness.’” A poignant tale Talley’s Folly is full of humor, need and in the end, the humanizing power of love.
Generously sponsored by Railroad Station Bar and Grill and David McChesney
Students $12 Adults $25. Tickets available online at cloverdaleperformingarts.com; in person at Mail Center, Etc., at 207 N. Cloverdale Blvd., 707-894-3222; or at the door if available.
Cloverdale Performing Arts Center
209 N. Cloverdale Blvd.